BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
The offshore cranes on the 13th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th phases of South Pars gas field, which is Iran’s joint gas field with Qatar (North Dome in Qatar), have been supplied by Iranian manufacturers, Hasan Vafaii, member of the Iranian Petroleum Industry Equipment Manufacturers Association, said.
Vafaii made the remark at the 16th Kish International Energy Exhibition, Trend reports referring to SHANA.
“Iran does not import offshore cranes for oil industry any more,” the member of the association said. “Offshore cranes for 80 wells have been used so far.”
About $600,000 was spent on each set of offshore cranes produced in Iran,” Vafaii added. “However, Qatar buys offshore cranes from the US and UK companies and spends $1.3 million for each set.”
“Presently, Iran produces about 10,000 PSI cranes for wells,” the member of the association said. “During the next phase, 15,000 PSI cranes for wells are planned to be produced thanks to the cooperation with local start-up companies.”
The proven reserves of the South Pars Gas Field have reached 51 trillion cubic meters of gas (36 trillion extractable).
Presently, 630 million cubic meters of gas may be extracted from Iran's South Pars gas field daily.
After new platforms are commissioned at five phases (13, 14, 22, 23 and 24), gas production volume will increase up to 680 million cubic meters a day.